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Media educator

Robert G. Finney, American media educator. Grantee United States Office Education, 1967-1971, Virginia Council on Humanities, 1973-1977.


Finney, Robert G. was born on March 31, 1935 in Newark. Son of Gerald Joseph and Helen Marguerite (Kaufhold) Finney.


AB, Marietta (Ohio) College, 1956;Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1957;Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1971.


Personnel director, Radio Corporation American, 1961-1964;instructor, U. Cincinnati, 1964-1966;teaching associate, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1966-1968;associate professor, dean School Communication, Shaw U., Raleigh, North Carolina, 1968-1971;associate professor, Memphis State University, 1971-1973;professor, James Madison U., Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1973-1977;professor, department chairman radio-television-film, California State University, Long Beach, 1977-1993;distinguished professor Department Film & Electronic Arts, California State University, Long Beach, since 1993. Consultant in field; adjunct senior lecturer School of Journalism, University of Southern California, 1979-1989. Board directors Station KOCE-television, Huntington Beach, California, Station KLON-FM, Long Beach.

Research director Great Escapes Travel television Show, 1985. Director Museum of Broadcast Comm.



Scoutmaster Los Alamitos, California council Boy Scouts American, 1981-1986. Served to captain United States Naval Reserve, 1957-1988. Member Broadcast Education Association (board directors, 30 Year Committee 1986), Academy television Arts and Sciences, Association Communication Administrators, Naval Reserve Association (life), American Federation Musicians, National Eagle Scout Association (life), Broadcaster Foundation.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: playing saxophone, clarinet, piano, singing.


Married Barbara Jayne Carr, November 19, 1960 (divorced January 1982). Children: Torin, Tara, Tal, Tanya, Treg, Tasha. Married Scarlett Vanessa Davis, May 19, 1985.

Gerald Joseph Finney

Helen Marguerite (Kaufhold) Finney

Barbara Jayne Carr

Scarlett Vanessa Davis

Torin Finney

Tara Finney

Tal Finney

Tanya Finney

Treg Finney

Tasha Finney